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  • Hill Airmen, F-35 a lethal combo at Red Flag

    NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – Today, Airmen from the 388th Fighter Wing’s 4th Fighter Squadron wrapped up flying operations with the F-35A Lightning II in an “exponentially more challenging” Red Flag. The 4th FS integrated the F-35A into a large, capable “Blue Force” in diverse missions against an equally capable “Red Force.” Nearly 3,000 personnel
  • Red Flag strengthens F-35A maintainers

    NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – After more than two weeks launching F-35A sorties at Red Flag 19-1 here, maintainers with the 388th Fighter Wing are impressed with the jet and the young airmen who help maintain it. The 4th Fighter Squadron and 4th Aircraft maintenance unit brought 12 jets and more than 200 Airmen from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, to
  • 'Trial by Flag' for new F-35A pilots

    NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – The desert screams by below. The clouds scream by above. Both stretch on into the horizon. It’s deceptively calm in the cockpit. There’s a constant, seemingly discordant stream of chatter coming through his helmet. The digital screens in front of him, along with images projected onto his visor, provide enough
  • Helping F-35A pilots operate, survive at Red Flag

    NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. -- The F-35 is lethal and survivable in almost any environment, but it’s just a machine, unable to do anything without a skilled pilot. Those pilots need gear to interface with the jet, operate and survive. Outfitting the pilots is the job of the Airmen in the 388th Operations Support Squadron Aircrew Flight Equipment
  • PHOTOS: Maintainers launching F-35A at Red Flag

    A crew chief, assigned to the 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit, prepares to launch an F-35A Lightning II, Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Pilots and maintainers from the 388th Fighter Wing's 4th Fighter Squadron and 4th Aircraft Maintenance Unit are participating in Red Flag 19-1 at Nellis AFB, Nevada. This is wing's second Red Flag with the F-35A,
  • 'Lethal' F-35A heading to Red Flag 19-1

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Pilots and maintainers from the 388th Fighter Wing are bringing the F-35A and ‘increased lethality’ as they take a lead role in Red Flag 19-1 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada,From Jan. 26 - Feb. 15, approximately 200 Airmen from Hill AFB, including reservists from the 419th Fighter Wing, will participate in what is known
  • Secretary of the Air Force visits 388th FW

    Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson receives a briefing about the F-35A Lightning II during a base visit, Jan. 23, 2019, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Hill AFB is slated to be home to three F-35 fighter squadrons with a total of 78 aircraft by the end of 2019. The active-duty 388th Fighter Wing and Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wing are the
  • 388th Ammo troops building bombs, cohesion

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah; -- Airmen in the 388th Maintenance Squadron’s Munitions Flight are honing their skills together in preparation for a world-wide Air Force competition. For the second year, Beale Air Force Base, California, will host the Air Force Combat Operations Competition where teams from each major command will compete for the Sierra
  • 388th Fighter Wing celebrates 2018 rock stars in style

    2018 was a huge year for the 388th Fighter Wing. From completing a deployment in Japan to demonstrating readiness and capability in the first-ever F-35A elephant walk. Fiday, the wing made sure the “rock stars,” who made those and many more vital, but unseen accomplishments possible, were recognized during its never-boring annual award
  • 2018 in photos

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah; -- 2018 was a busy year for Airmen in the 388th Fighter Wing, filled with many milestones as the wing continues to train and develop combat capability as the Air Force's first operational F-35 Lightning II unit. 
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